Goodyear welted shoes
Goodyear Welt shoes
Over 100 years after the Goodyear Welt was invented the revolutionary process thrives. The technique consists of an upstanding Rib on the insole to which a flat strip of material called the Welt is machine stitched along with the Upper, this is the hallmark of the Goodyear Welt.
The outside is machine stitched to the welt without stitching through the inside of the shoe, greatly increasing water resistance as no water is picked up through the outsole stitch to the inside of the shoe. The Goodyear Welt permits the sole to be completely replaced without damaging the upper.